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Jan 31, 2013 1:00pm PST
what's more, we've just ended the payroll tax cut so middle class folks will likely have less money in their pockets and may very well start spending less, too. we have also still got large sequester cuts on the horizon that could drive public spending down even further. and republicans still seem to think it might be fun to use a government shutdown or a debt ceiling crisis to force further cuts. you guys sure know how to show a gal a good time. there's no question over the long term we have to balance budgets and pay down our debts, but short-term deficit hawkishness is hurting us badly right now. our problem is not relief for storm victims or federal money for family planning services, it's a tax base that's too low to support rising health care costs and an aging population over the long term. let's deal with those problems over the long term. but for now, congress, how about we just try to avoid shooting ourselves in the foot. i know blaming government for a lack of spending is not the type of blaming government that the gop usually enjoys, but in lean times it's the only type
Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm EST
of the electorate behind them. >> very briefly, jared, if you can, eric cantor says taxes are done, no taxes, so i guess another stalemate to come on that? >> i see -- it's hard to see how the budget that's going to come out of the senate, and i think patty murray is going to do a very good job on that, is going to reconcile with the kind of budgets we're looking at. >> jared bernstein who absolutely deserves the nobel peace prize, thank you, sir, thank you for joining us. and we'll be right back. ♪ alright, let's go. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. 80 calorie chocolate cereal. did you just turn your ringer off so no one would interrupt oh no, i... just used my geico app to get a tow truck. it's gonna be 30 minutes. oh, so that means that we won't be stuck up here, for hours, with nothing to do. oh i get it, you wanna pass the time, huh. (holds up phone) fruit ninja!!! emergency roadside assistance. ju
Jan 24, 2013 1:00pm PST
legislation is to either tax the weapon or take it. that's what he says. >> well, that's what he says, but that's because what he's trying to do is spin his constituency, his membership, into believing false positives. 74% of nra members believe there should be background checks just like we expect everybody that is behind the wheel of a car to have a driver's license and make sure they're tested and they're driving responsibly. the same thing should be happening with whether or not you're a gun owner. i think that's perfectly responsible. >> and you're making perfect sense, maria teresa. hogan, the vice president spoke with guns on the internet. he said something interesting about the ban on assault weapons versus the ban on high capacity ammunition magazines. take a listen. >> i'm much less concerned, quite frankly, about what you call an assault weapon than i am about magazines and the number of rounds that can be held in a magazine. >> hogan, given the resistance to the idea of an assault weapons ban, do you think the chances are better for passing something around the issue of hi
Jan 28, 2013 1:00pm PST
a small fine of some kind and back taxes. is that likely to prove a disincentive to people who after all are not usually making a lot of money and may find that a burden that they just can't carry out because they don't have the wealth to pay it? >> not ultimately, and i think it's part of a compromise that works. it was in the kennedy/mccain bill that president bush was willing to support back in 2007. and i think victoria is absolutely right. we're going to probably get a bill here. it's going to be a pretty reasonable bill assuming boehner will cooperate. but then the next question is going to become for republicans are they going to try to disenfranchise the people that they've just allowed to become citizens? because they're not going to solve their problem with hispanics and minorities simply by doing immigration reform. they have to have a kind of transformational change in the way they look at a changing america which is becoming a majority nonwhite nation. >> indeed. well, senator chuck schumer is optimistic about the proposals, and let's hope that he's right. professor bob shru
Jan 29, 2013 1:00pm PST
became adults, we ended up paying more in taxes every year than my father and mother would pay in taxes as an immigrant family with a first and second grade education. i think that's a perfect example of why this is important. the bess they can we can do for the economy is to get this immigration -- comprehensive immigration reform right and get it done now. >> indeed. david, despite what we have just heard from the congressman who is very enthusiastic, rush limbaugh says the government's dole is what lures immigrants here. take a listen. >> i have seen a number of research, scholarly research data, which says that vast majority of arriving immigrants today come here because they believe that government is the source of prosperity. >> so that heaving mass of poison says that the borders are literally stacked full of people coming to take entitlements and benefits. >> yaen time yanytime you hear word scholarly research data and rush limbaugh together you know something is wrong. the congressman just told us a very shorthand story of his own family. obviously that one anecdote and many ot
Jan 30, 2013 1:00pm PST
the criminal. they hit the average hard working tax paying american. >> the time is now. americans are counting on you. >> let's get right to it. we are joined now by krystal ball cohost of "the cycle" and msnbc political analyst richard wolffe executive editor of thank you for being here. i want to start with you and danielle trotter. she's invoking the constitution, the bill of rights. a feeling that is strong around the country among conservatives but not only conservatives nap these policies are going after rights that were secure bid our founders a long time ago. she invoked womens rights as sort of the ultimate underlying principle. a lot of people were moved by that. what did you make of that new chapter in this fight? >> well, it's not surprising. it's not surprising there's an interpretation of the second amendment that they take to mean overthrowing government or standing up for tyranny or in this case -- this is part of the nra narrative since the '60s here. it's about protection against criminals. this has been the big shift in the nra, tea party, extreme conservative nar
Jan 31, 2013 4:00pm EST
a one or fun ratio between tax increases and pig manure cuts, then there's really no hope of ever putting our country back on the path to prosperity. >> now, start with you, jared. correct me if i'm wrong, but isn't pig mature what paul ryan is actually trying to cut entitlements unless that's their word for entitlements? >> you know, there is no line in the government budget for waste, fraud, and abuse, although these guys pretend there is. when they talk about things like that, they don't know what they're talking about. during the recovery act people were attacking scientific research based on it having to do with something like ants or grasshoppers. turns out it was cancer research. this is blowing smoke. we've cut $1.5 trillion in spending over the next ten years. any further deficit reduction going forward has to be balanced. the theme of our whole conversation so far is that this is not the time to focus on the deficit in the near term. it's jobs. >> all right. jared bernstein and jonathan capehart, thank you so much. >> thanks, karen. >>> stay with us. i have low testoster
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